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Cafe Wha?

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Greenwich Village
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Address: 115 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012
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Must see whilst in NYC

Listen to some great music and admire the toilet art. It's not cheap but you wouldn't expect a world famous music bar to be cheap. Music Icons have played on that very stage... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Listen to some great music and admire the toilet art. It's not cheap but you wouldn't expect a world famous music bar to be cheap. Music Icons have played on that very stage. Enjoy.

Thank wordup7
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The venue seems like it would not have been that great at first. The 8person band had a few lame jokes, but once they got to playing it was an amazing atmosphere. Highly recommend it. Each band member had their own solo and everyone had a different style- blues, 80s, soul , reggae. Such a good late night spot for... More 

Thank pbslickman
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Cafe Wha on our last night in New York and really wished we had gone on the first night. The club is amazing the music that night was amazing, this will revisited when we return later this year.

Thank RichSiday
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked for St Patricks' day and it was awesome. All U2 songs played very cool. you have to book before going (15 $) , it's always fool. two shows during the evening. If you have to follow the second show after attended the first you have to pay 7 bucks more. Waitresses are always checking if everything is fine,... More 

Thank Philippe P
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some friends took us here for beers and live music. Nice evening watching the house band play a diverse cross section of music from reggae, funk to rock. Cover was $15.

Thank MaasGolf
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Café Wha was somewhere we were always going to visit whilst in NYC because it was highly recommended from a music point of view... if you want somewhere to have a nice romantic meal and a load of beer then this is not your place. If you love live music from genuinely skilled musicians and seek out good atmosphere and... More 

Thank Tierney D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday night. Not particular busy but we had booked in advance. Despite not being too busy there was a great atmosphere. Relaxed & lots of fun & very friendly venue. Fantastic live music from 9pm til the small hrs. Just brilliant! Highly recommended for a music & beer night out. Thank you Cafe Wha & the... More 

Thank Charlie59_11
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Discovered Cafe Wha? while trying to find things that I could do while travelling with my teenage daughter. We enjoyed the amazing and talented house band on a Sunday evening when the basement club is open to guests under 21. The music was great. The band makes a personal connection early with the audience. The venue is smaller so you... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had a blast and the resident band is tremendous. They play a broad range of music flawlessly and the crowd is relaxed and fun. Buckets of beer are fairly priced as well!

Thank WeIITraveIed
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Great concept - similar to howl at the moon Cover band playing singalongs to a packed room. Bit tough to get a drink and get around - but the atmosphere is fun and its well worth the $15 cover. Go with a group and have a great night!

Thank Ashik B

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